Call for Applications: Certificate in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 2017-2018
The Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety is currently accepting applications for the Certificate in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 2017-2018.
The Certificate Course is aimed at clinicians and administrators whose work relates to patient safety or quality improvement, as well as senior trainees considering a focus on quality improvement for their careers. The course consists of approximately 60 hours over nine months, covering core concepts in patient safety and methods of quality improvement, using a mixture of didactic lectures, interactive workshop-type sessions, workplace-based exercises and presentations by class participants. One of the course objectives is applying concepts learned to a QI project, though having a QI project identified at the outset is not a prerequisite for participating in this program.
Participants will learn key concepts such as:
- Core definitions and epidemiology in safety and QI
- Approaches to measuring healthcare quality and performance
- Methods for assessing quality and safety problems
- Quantitative methods: Run charts and control charts
- Qualitative methods in safety and quality
- Patient safety topics: (safety culture, human factors, incident analysis, communication and teamwork)CERT CIMG 4289
- Patient engagement
- Resource stewardship
- Leadership (leading change, stakeholder engagement)
- Health informatics
- How to teach QI to others
- Health policy and the clinical microsystem
Deadline for applications is May 12, 2017.
Please see http://www.cquips.ca/index.php/education/certificate-course for more details.